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't address in '75. >> reporter: walker showed us these photos from 1975. you see the debris left behind from a home that slid down the hill during a landslide them. walker says he didn't know about the landslide threat before moving in. san pablo city officials are declaring a state of emergency on yellow-tagged homes on wyman and hillcrest streets. the cleanup is going to cost thousands of dollars. money the city says it doesn't have. >> i don't know what the costs of this repair could be, but the reserves that we do have, if we try to use those to fix this repair would most likely threaten the future of the city going forward. >> reporter: a small santa cruz city is experiencing a similar problem. the question for capitola officials, who's going to pay for damage after a drainage pipe burst and septembernt a wall of and mud through a beach town. >> we haven't figured out the insurance point at this point. right now it's out of the emergency fund. >> reporter: but that $650,000 emergency fund won't be nearly enough to get things back to normal. now, there's a similar situation going on just
on nbc bay area news. >> good evening, and thank you for joining us, i'm raj mathai. >> and jessica aguirre. and now to video just into the newsroom. growing like weed, literally. an explosion of pot clubs has san jose officials tonight scrambling to clamp down of medical marijuana dispensaries and their solution may be to snuff out pot clubs altogether. nbc bay area's reporter is live in san jose with breaking developments in this story. elise? >> reporter: yeah, jessica, one city council member that we spoke to tonight said all of the pot clubs are putting a major strain. everything from simple loitering calls to armed robbery and he says one remedy may be slashing 90 clubs to just ten. >> several us are proposing a way to put the genie back in the bottle. >> reporter: with more than 100 cannabis clubs now operating throughout san jose the city may be trying to get a grip on the growing business by only allowing ten dispensaries to operate. >> and we recognize there's been a lot of impacts in neighborhoods and commercial districts from all that pot. >> reporter: in an nbc bay area
. our cheryl hurd joining us from campus live at the scene with the very latest. cheryl. >> reporter: that day of action taking place all day long here at uc-berkeley campus and ending here at wheeler hall tonight. at about 10:00 tonight, police telling protesters inside the j to vacate the building. about a dozen people stayed behind. several people did leave. but as you can see, one by one, they were arrested. some of them chanting, "no cuts, no fees." others chanting, "we are doing this for your kids." one student telling me tonight why they are here. >> they can raise fees 32% every time an economic crisis happens. those happen every eight years. what's going to happen to our children? that's what this is about. >> reporter: an interesting sidenote to tonight's protests, there are a lot of police presence and sometimes more police than protesters. many of them from san francisco state. some of them from alameda county sheriff's department. others from berkeley campus police. a preemptive strike, they are telling me tonight. they just wanted to make sure that things did not get ou
that the use of force is not our first choice. and is not a choice that i make lightly. >> left with no other choice, the u.s. enters a new military campaign in the middle east. the news starts now. >>> good evening. i'm marla tellez in for diane dwyer. winter weather hanging on. we're watching another major storm move in right now, promising to pack a serious one-two punch of rain and winds. meteorologist nick o'kelley is tracking the storm, and how long it will linger. but first, kimberly tere joins us live in san jose. >> reporter: we've seen steady rain all day today, marla. take a look at the water here draining onto the street. and as forecasted, the winds really did seem to pick up right at 9:00. and are very strong. mother nature really putting on a show here. and causing some ruckus. california highway patrol is keeping busy. officers say this car was going too fast for weather conditions and ended up in a ditch in san jose. there were no injuries. but chp is urging drivers to slow down on these slick roads. there have been multiple spinouts and issues with debris on the roadways. in
choppers started dumping sea water on reactors. in washington, u.s. officials are now warning that one, if not two, of those plants may be on the verge of spewing more radioactive material. and those fears are prompting a mass exodus from tokyo tonight. with the obama administration authorizing the first evacuations of americans. among those, nbc's chris jansing who talked with us minutes ago from the airport in tokyo. >> reporter: it's going to be interesting to see what the reaction of the japanese people is when they hear this news because america is the strongest ally. and i think for them to say that their people need to leave the dependence of their embassy personnel said that there's a recognition that there is some danger here. >> nbc's lester holt now with the latest on the frantic effort to stop that nuclear crisis. >> reporter: there are concerns tonight about a possible breach in the containment vessel at reactor 3. a confirmed breach in reactor 2 is already leaking radiation. and there are new fears at the all-important water cooling the still highly radioactive spent fuel
, apirports are closed. military units are getting in. the u.s. is supplying help. two warships are on the way with aid. this is going to be a long, long effort. on top of that, there's news of a nuclear power leak. we've been talking about the last several hours about shortly after the earthquake, there was an explosion that damaged the buildings around one of the reactors. there was a radiation leak. they evacuated a region around that area by about 12 miles. people were undergoing radiation testing. now there's late word that there is a second emergency at a second reactor. still at that same complex. once again, it has something to do with the cooling units that are malfunctioning. there's no word yet on just how or if that is going to affect the evacuations already under way for that part of japan. just another obstacle that relief agencies and workers are trying to get up to that region are going to have to deal with. that's the latest from tokyo. >> the blast at the nuclear power plant is putting the whole world on edge. here at home, bay area engineers are also watching the situation.
weekend plans. chief meteorologist jeff ranieri joins us now. what do we got this weekend? >> so many twists and turns lately. this system not nearly as cold. not sea level snow but kould cover, but a lot of this is still in the upper moreathesp. temperatures now in the mid-40he as we zoom out, there's a long trail of moisture that's going to be pushing in this chance of showers as we head throughout saturday and sunday. so here's some of thet' highligs around 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. cloudy to start. then the chance of showers returns. and that continues through sunday. we'll have your hour-by-hour and when those are expected. >>> we move on, the fbi is on the hunt for a con man. he goes to their banks and cleans up their accounts. he goes right to the teller window. he's white between 50 and 60. here's the description. 5'9", 140 to 160. he's wanted income in stretching from reason mow impersonated the victims and withdrew big pings of as well as. >>> following up to a story we first brought you wednesday night, the fbi also investigating charges of police matt quart recover, allegations
area's cheryl hurd joins us from hercules with a lesson for every homeowner. it brings up serious issues about disclosure here, doesn't it? >> reporter: yes, it does. many left here tonight not knowing if their homes can be saved. this man has been documenting this home since 2008. two days after he got the keys and took over the title, he said he got this letter declaring it a public nuisance. the first indication for him, he bought a home in a mudslide zone. the recent series of storms put at least seven other homes in the same boat he is in. >> even if they demolish the four homes right now, you heard mr. mcguire saying that the homes are now acting as a retaining wall for the hill. it will slide across the street, too. >> that's why dozen of homeowners packed the council members. many own homes on carson street right in the path of what is called the carson slide zone. >> should i walk away? stop making my payments? foreclosure? and then move where? >> reporter: homeowners in many bay area neighborhoods are asking the same questions. three homes in san pablo has been yellow ta
saturday afternoon and took the remains, leaving the family with mixed emotions. tonight they tell us there is sadness, terror and even some humor to be found in this. >> it's like he's been, you know, kidnapped. that's a little strong. it is kind of like that. abducted. >> reporter: marvin's family is hoping to recover his ashes after they were stolen saturday as a reception for his funeral was being set up inside the christ episcopal church. >> it's a huge violation of a sacred space. i feel that is a very sad thing to happen. >> reporter: the ashes were in three urns inside a solid dark green backpack sitting on a table in the santware. the family says they noticed it missing about 1:30 p.m. >> when kathy turns to me and says, "eleanor, where are the ashes?" >> completely surreal. you know, it's you showing up to your father's memorial service, the last thing you expect to hear is someone's made away with the ashes. you know, at the time all you can really do is laugh because going the other direction takes you to kind of a dark place. you really don't want to go there. >> reporter
they continue to profit... by selling kids the same lies... to get them to use... the same deadly products. don't be big tobacco's next victim. >>> breaking news out of japan where a huge, a great earthquake has thundered through that country. an 8.8 magnitude quake off of the northeastern coast of that country. just a distance from tokyo. that happening at 2:46 japan time about 9:46 this evening here. that triggered a 13-foot tsunami in that area. >> and those pictures that you were just seeing just a moment ago was the leading edge of that tsunami moving in. those were live pictures from japan as a 13-foot we're back to those live pictures right now, look at that, that's a wall of water that is moving inland. the tsunami caused by this earthquake. i think in the top the screen. you can see a boat being carried inland. epicenter of this earthquake about 240 miles northwest of tokyo. they felt it. and they felt it hard in tokyo, large buildings shook violently. workers poured into the streets. there are reports of even buildings toppled and fires going on right now in tokyo. again
ight's sleep. kim: which means a little heat to keep us warm. and a good dose of support for my back. some over the top comfort couldn't hurt. and our perfect dream factory's been built. i'm feeling sleepy already. nighty night. >>> right now, at 11:00, a mob attacked a man at a caltrain station and that man is now in intensive care. >>> also, what's behind the surprisi tax break in store for some californians, but it's not very easy. >>> so it's not on the menu, but one bay area waiter hopes to have a chance to sing for your supper. the news starts right now. >>> good evening. i'm diane dwyer. april's tax deadline is not far off. and this year, there's a confusing change in the tax code that affects tens of thousands of same-sex couples here in california. it's causing headaches for some, and giving other couples a big unexpected refund. nbc bay area's monty francis joins us from albany in the east bay to explain. >> reporter: there's a real irany here. the defense of marriage act is actually providing an unintended tax benefit to tens of thousands of guy and lesbian couples in
as the biggest storm of the week is starting to move in. good evening and thanks for joining us. i'm raj mathai. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. the bay area on storm watch tonight. that storm will be moving here by morning. the ground already soaked and ready to give way. setting us up for dangerous conditions in some parts of the bay area. nbc bay area's george kiriyama has been following out people in los gatos are getting ready all day. here's what he has. >> i've never seen it like this, ever. >> reporter: what usually is a nice trail to go for a jog or an evening walk has instead turned into -- >> it was like a river, basically. it looks like the creek has been, you know, transposed onto the trail, basically. >> reporter: the water is streaming in from the creek onto the los gatos creek trail stretching about 700 feet. in some places it's three to four feet deep. the santa clara district tried to prevent flooding, and came right down to the park. >> it's good for the earth. there's good things about it, but on the flip side, it can definitely lead to flooding and that can really be hazardous
and causing a bull-up of hydrogen gas. the u.s. passion protects america's nuclear weapons has deployed a team of experts to monitor these radiation risks and reportedly this team includes a crew from the lawrence livermore lab. the japanese government is warning people living within 19 miles to stay inside or evacuate. a bay area expert tells us, it is too early to tell what the impact will be. >> at this point in time it is very hard to judge any situation. the worst-case scenario is that we see more radiation released from the nuclear power plants. at this point we don't have sufficient information to assess where it is going. >> there is a local impact here. the problems in japan have californians concerned about the two nuclear power plants here in this state. one in san onofre south of orange county in oceanside. the other in san luis obispo. both reactors were built to withstand a 7.0 quake. the one in japan was 9.0. >> thousands of no one and nowhere to turn, a few lucky families have been able to make it out of the island nation and leave the death, devastation and mounting radiation
. thanks to a donor who contacted us after seeing tillman's story on nbc bay area. >> i just want to say thank you, and it's a blessing that there is good people out there still. and i want everybody to give their vibes and positive healing vibes to all the kids out there in japan too. >> reporter: tilman couldn't wait to tell his daughter, and said he is honored by the generosity of a stranger. >> i'm really happy. and i give thanks to mr. caddo and his wife to get a ticket for her, because i was really, really, really worried about her. hello, lynn, call your poppa. i got you a ticket to come home. >> reporter: i spoke to the donor tonight who is from the south bay. he has five kids of his own, and says if any of them were in the same situation, he hopes someone would help them find their way home. meantime, tilman says he has discussed it with his ex-wife and is prepared to keep lynn until it's safe enough for her to return to japan. kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >>> the u.s. tonight is preparing to turn over control of the allied mission in libya to a coalition of nations. this i
for quite a while. logic and nancy tasker are getting prepared for the long haul. >> we're not used to a slide of this magnitude, but we always have plenty of food. so our cupboards are stocked and i made a pie today so the house is warm and smells good. >> reporter: more than 25 homes are trapped on the north side of the slide. one of their main concerns, keeping the power up. >> right now power is restored, so the well is full. if the power goes down, we're at jeopardy of losing our water. >> we're concerned about the safety. >> reporter: also in jeopardy are 13 alpacas. they live right in the path of the rockside. the owners are trying to get them out of harm's way. >> we fed them he rememberier, and another piece. slide came down. they were really nervous. >> reporter: there's another community meeting tomorrow at 4:00. we understand a jio engineer will be out here to evaluate this slide. we're live in scotts valley tonight, "nbc bay area news"." >>> with the ground already saturated and more rain coming our way the potential for another rock slide happening somewhere else in th
part of what nancy garrido's attorney shared with us today. we've posted the entire raw interview on our website at kwsh nbc bay area.com. >>> a rash of burglaries in the south bay. among their questions, are these break-ins racially motivated? they're happening near santa clara. are they targeting goods or the korean community? let's bring in our george kiriyama. got to be a sensitive time right now. >> reporter: it is. it's shaken up a lot of korean-american business owners. take a look at this tire track of the van that ran right into this jewelry store. less than two months after sun kim and her husband opened k.c. jewelry, two thieves bashed their white van into the front of their store, crushing the iron fence and then running inside. >> they took the jewelry, but we don't know how much. >> reporter: the kims say the burglars stole necklaces, rings and earrings. the store is now boarded up. >> i was in the car because i couldn't even come out. i was so scared. at what happened. it's really scary. >> reporter: terry kim runs a hair salon next door. she has an alarm and securi
seat. a company memo revealed they discouraged the use of automatic shutoff valves. that in spite of federal recommendations to do so. one official testified if the valves were in place, gas flow could have been cut within 20 minutes instead of the 90 minutes it took. lives could have been saved and damage reduced. >> no testimony or public apologies can make up for the horror that sun bruno survivors endured, losing their homes and memories and peace of mind and so many friends. >> every day they try to move forward but remain haunted by the past. garvin thomas has a story of the family caught in the middle in more ways than one. >> reporter: the debris has been carted away, the lots have been leveled. there's even a little life to be seen up here. still, there is no better way to describe what you see along claremont drive as a scar. >> how can you not cringe when you look at this? >> reporter: no one with a better or perhaps worst view of it it all that bill. >> you really see more than just a vacant lot. you see the lives that have been affected by this. you look at it and see
and thanks for joining us. i'm raj mathai. >> i'm jessica aguirre. >> oh, my god! >> oh, my god is right. that's the moment a rock slide was caught on tape in the santa cruz mountains. now check this out. a tornado in the sky dangerously close to sacramento. strange weather-related ee veptd events. we begin with george kiriyama. >> jessica, several families are trapped tonight. they're isolated. you see the rocks and the mud. the pile is about 30 feet high. what you're about to see is an incredible video taken as the hill slides down. >> oh, my god. ah! >> reporter: it took less than a minute for the hill to slide, taking rocks, a power line and a tree down with it. >> oh, my god! >> it was powerful. and the sound was horrific. it was just unbelievable to see that amount of, you know, rock and trees and just trees toppling like matchsticks. >> reporter: nelson road in scotts valley has been shut down. it's bad news for the 20 families or so who live on the north side of the slide. they're trapped with nowhere to go. >> there's no way out of here at all. i mean, this is a one-way road. >>
the electricity use. the reason for not doing these rolling blackout, it would be a major inconvenience for many of these residents, some train lines have been shut down to ease the pressure. the rolling blackouts could still happen, but at least for now, if every resident cuts back, these blackouts could be avoided. also this afternoon, the japanese military gave a tsunami warning off the northeastern coast at one point sirens went off and the town of soma near fukushima. and a public address system order residents to higher ground. but meteorological agency says it has not detected any tsunami. also, the shaking we felt around 10:00 a.m. local time was a 6.2 off the eastern coast of japan near ibaraki about 50 miles north of narita. the earthquakes and aftershocks have rattled enough nerves in tokyo that there are long lines of people buying up food and water at the supermarkets. many stores reporting empty shelves. live here in narita, japan. back to you, diane. >> thanks a lot, george. and just to explain, you're on a satellite phone. it's a little scratchy. there have been, as you mentioned
-- >> as we came off of the flight, they actually have a little wand or something, and they did us individually. >> away from the cameras, americans arriving home are being screened for radiation. good evening. i'm garvin thomas in for raj mathai. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. last-ditch efforts still under way in japan where it morning now and smoke is still billowing from a damaged nuclear power plant. workers have been trying everything to cool reactors there. but at this point, they're not even sure if their methods are working. the plan now to use fire trucks to spray even more water on that plant. president obama is assuring americans, meanwhile, that harmful doses of radiation will not make it to the united states. here in the bay area, air quality leaders are monitoring radiation levels, and so far everything is normal. but some people aren't taking chances. many getting out. nbc bay area's george kiriyama who is first bay area reporter on the scene there in japan when the disaster unfolded, well, tonight he's back and he's sharing his experience with us coming up in just mom
with that officer. he is in danville with the story for us. monte? >> reporter: stephen tanabe has posted bail. he is back at home tonight. he did not provide details about his case, but he did tell us that he is innocent. >> hi. we're trying to find stephen tanabe? >> reporter: 47-year-old stephen tanabe answered the door of his home in alamo. and when i asked him about the drug and conspiracy charges against him, his message was simple and clear. >> the only thing i'll say is i'm not guilty of this. it's guilty by association. and other than that i really can't comment on that because i've been ordered not to. >> reporter: tanabe works on the danville police force as a contracted officer from the contra costa sheriff's department. his arrest on friday followed the arrests of two others, norman weelsh, the commander of c-net and private investigator chris butler. prosecutors allege tanabe and wielsh would steal evidence drug from lockers and butler would sell the drugs. it's also alleged that butler would pay tanabe to arrest men for drunk driving in an effort to tarnish their reputations in cont
the japanese reactors. good evening on this wednesday. thanks for joining us. i'm raj mathai. jessica is off. we begin with developing news. those reports about radiation in the food and water supply are no longer limited to japan. it's now in our own backyard. researchers at uc-berkeley announcing their discovery this evening. let's bring in nbc bay area's cheryl hurd who joins us with late-breaking details. first, what's tainteded? is there any type of warning at this stage? >> reporter: well, we're talking about tap water and milk. and there are no warnings tonight. but the trace levels of radiation found in tap water and milk are very, very low. but trace levels have been found in 14 states including spokane, washington. but for scientists' point of view, this is big news. scientists here at uc-berkeley have made a new discovery. >> we bought milk from our neighborhood store here. and we started to measure it. and as of last night, we see small amounts of iodine even in our milk. >> reporter: sounds scary, but uc-berkeley nuclear engineer says we should not be alarmed. >> the amounts are
hundreds of lives and also the way many of us view pg&e. tomorrow marks six-month anniversary of the pipeline explosion in san bruno. plenty of politics and finger pointing but also plenty of recovery one stitch at a time. new at 11:00, our jean elle joins us near the site of the explosion with the touching story of a woman who grew up in that neighborhood and is helping to heal it. good evening, jean. >> reporter: good evening. that pipeline exploded behind me. you can see six months later, the neighborhood has a long way to go before it looks like home. one woman who grew up here says piecing this tragic story together is helping her heal. >> making the quilt is how i started my own healing process. >> reporter: ann mcdonald presented city council with a special quilt tonight. it honors the hero who saved lives and property and remembers those who were killed in the explosion. six months later, it's still hard for mcdonald to visit her childhood home. >> it's very difficult to go see that. i usually walk down to the corner every time i go home just to look at it again. >> re
. the majority of those cases dismissed involved drug use and drug sales. but 11 are robbery arrests. hammer says letting robbery suspects go is concerning. >> one robber probably committed 50 robberies before you caught him in a decoy. so really dangerous folks. so that's really, really troubling. another consequence of what's going to come out of this scandal. >> reporter: this is the second sfpd scandal that resulted in jail inmates being released. police accused crime lab technician deborah madden of skimming drugs. the district attorney tossed 700 cases linked to that investigation. with public trust and public safety in jeopardy, hammer says changes need to be made inside sfpd. sfpd says all plainclothes units will now be retrained on proper search procedure. as for all these dropped charges, they can be refiled, but it will take more investigation and more time. reporting live in san francisco, jean elle, nbc bay area news. >> okay. thank you, jean. >>> now to the san bruno pipeline explosion six months later. emotions running high tonight in the crestmore neighborhood on the anniversary o
weather may be behind us, but there's another round of rainea hded our way. good evening, everyone. i'm jessica aguirre. >> and i'm raj mathai. this video just this tonight proving just how wild today's weather has been. the scene in capitola. a river flowing through the town. dramatic images here. businesses and residents evacuated. an underground storm drain failed late this afternoon and caused this. flooded the neighborhood and portions of capitola village. it's been raining for 19 of the past 24 days but today the most severe. our attempt reporters capturing some amazing pictures. chief meteorologist jeff ranieri is track more rain that's headed our way. cheryl hurd is in the east bay where the cleanup continues after some significant flooding but we begin where the storm did the most damage in the south bay, causing major problems in the valley and the hills. nbc bay's elise kirchner joining us now with the aftermath of that dramatic video and that dramatic scene. elise? >> reporter: absolutely dramatic. people that i spoke to said they've never seen anything like it. one minute
. tonight we check bay area roads. and what we found could put us in line for a wake-up call. i'm raj mathai. >> i'm jessica aguirre. we begin with our storm watch. wild weather moving across the bay area. take a look if you haven't seen it or heard it already, thunder and lightning illuminating the sky. we caught this flash in san francisco. >> also the sight of a waterspout touching down off the coast. this rare occurrence for the bay area happened off ocean beach. and a heavy snowstorm in the sierra. great for skiing this weekend. spring skiing at that. but it's makinor f treacherous driving conditions. we'll tell you about the major road closures. >>> lots to share with you. chief meteorologist jeff ranieri tracking the weather into the weekend. wee begin with our jean elle and spectacular video. something we don't see a lot in the city, jean. >> reporter: we've had it all, wind, rain, a lightning light show. the weather story tonight is all about seeing the unexpected. lightning strikes over the stormy pacific ocean giving weather watchers something more to talk about after a day of wil
the surprise they found. good evening, and thanks for joining us tonight. >> they are breaking developments out of japan. late tonight pacific time smoke poured ut of the crippled fukushima power plant as people watched the worst environmental disaster in their country broadcast life on the tvs. inside the plant, workers the only line of defense to cool the reactors, down told to stop and evacuate. plant officials admitting they have no idea what's causing that smoke. >> moments ago chris jansing, one of the crews remaining in tokyo filed this report along with our chief medical correspondent along with robert boozele. the question, simple, what's the impact of what happened in the last few hours. >> let's talk about what just happened in the last hour or so. 50 workers, the last workers at the nuclear plant pulled out for 45 minutes because of dangerously high levels of radioactivity. we are told they are now being let back into the plant, but the question is, can it be stabilized after all the developments? more fires, more explosions, two workers there now missing. bob has been monitoring th
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